Originally Posted by LX
This isn't quite true is it? Does nobody remember Colangelo promising a team that would compete for a playoff spot? How about the gleam he had in his eye when signing Kleiza? And how did the failed attempts to get Barnes or Chandler and Diaw fit in with acquiring youth, seeking out picks and shedding salary?
Totally with ya on the Barnes move.
Kleiza is 25. Not old. *shrugs shoulders*
Diaw's deal had fewer years and a lower cost than Calderon's. Chandler was expiring. Just saying. It kind of fits with shedding salary and creating flexibility.
Anyways, I agree with you that BC was reluctant to IMMEDIATELY go into FULL "rebuild" mode. However, I would qualify that by saying that even when he might have been thinking playoffs, he was pursuing fiscally responsible moves that put the team in a good position moving forward. The one negative could have been finishing 8th-11th in the conference and losing out on a better draft position.